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Childhood Immunisations

Babies

The surgery operates a baby clinic for all NHS immunisations. These usually operate on a Thursday morning, but the day may vary from time-to-time. All appointments are pre-bookable and you will receive a letter from Child Health inviting you to book your appointment.

The surgery no longer operates a walk-in baby clinic.

It is important that children are protected against a variety of diseases. You will receive a card through the post informing you of the appointment. Please ring us if you are unable to attend: it is usually possible to bring your child to the next clinic.

Please note that if you are not the registered parent or guardian of the child you are bringing for immunisation then we must have a letter of consent from the parents naming you as their representative.  This will then be scanned into the child's medical records.

You can have your baby weighed any afternoon between 1.30 - 5.30pm. Please note there is no health visitor available at this clinic. Immunisation schedules are constantly changing. Please contact your health visitor for up-to-date information or visit www.immunisation.nhs.uk

flujabsAs soon as your baby is born you need to make a double appointment with a doctor of your choice for a six-week baby check. Please make a double appointment for this examination and say what it is for.  This check must be completed before immunisations can commence.  We no longer do six-week postnatal checks on mothers.

Influenza (Flu)

In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccine for the over 65s and patients with heart problems, lung disease, including asthma, diabetes, kidney problems and low immune systems, as well as residents in nursing homes and residential homes. Please contact the surgery from mid September for details of the clinics we run for this service. If a patient is housebound, then arrangements can be made for an influenza vaccine to be given at home.

Pneumorax

The Pneumonia vaccination protects against Pneumoccal infection.  This infection can cause diseases such as Pneumonia, Septicemia and Meningitis.  Babies are routinely vaccinated at 2, 4 and 13 months.  Children over 5 years of age and adults with risk factors such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease etc... will also be offered the vaccine.

HPV

The HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine protects against the two strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer in over 70% of women.  This vaccine is now being offered to all girls born on or after 01/09/1990.  You will either be sent an invitation by your school or the surgery to have the course of three vaccinations.  More information can be found at www.immunisation.nhs.uk

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